Top 4 Benefits Of Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens

So, do you think you know what makes the perfect pizza? Well, if your approach usually involves pulling a frozen pizza from a box and popping it in the oven for 20 minutes, you’re not only guilty of a crime against traditional Italian cuisine – you’re also missing out on one of the most delightful experiences that gastronomy has to offer.

Pizza is an incredibly versatile dish and, while a slam-in-the-oven may have its merits for time-pressed families in need of a quick bite to eat, it’s a poor substitute for handcrafted pizzas baked in a wood-fired outdoor pizza oven.

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Pizza ovens have been used throughout history – the examples excavated in the ruins of Pompeii bare a remarkable resemblance to those found throughout the hills of modern-day Tuscany. So, what makes this most ancient of cooking devices a sure-fire hit for families seeking unforgettable al fresco dining?

1. Enhanced Flavours

Cooking pizza in a wood-fired garden pizza oven delivers results that simply cannot be achieved through conventional cooking. The smoke produced from burning gently permeates the food, giving it an unmistakable and delicious smoky flavour that sets wood-fired pizza aside from the commercial oven-baked alternatives. By investing in a wood-fired pizza oven, you can be assured of an enhanced taste that will add flair and flavour to your meals.

2. Quick Cooking

Wood-fired pizza ovens reach exceptionally high temperatures – up to 500°C – so they cook food far more quickly and economically than a conventional cooker. The refractory materials used to construct these ovens absorb and retain heat, so a fresh pizza can be baked and ready to serve in a matter of minutes.

3. Environmentally Friendly

Wood-fired outdoor pizza ovens are an excellent replacement for indoor appliances heated by fossil fuels and, therefore, contribute less to carbon emissions that damage the environment. A wood-fired oven will also reduce your energy bills, so you can enjoy delicious food with less impact on your household budget.

4. Versatility

Finally, despite their name, pizza ovens aren’t designed simply to cook pizza! They are highly effective in cooking a variety of foods, including meat, roasted vegetables, fish, potatoes, flatbreads, focaccia, and cakes.

Ready To Create Your Al Fresco Pizza Experience?

At Pizza Oven Supplies, we have a variety of wood-fired pizza oven DIY kits for authentic al fresco dining, including the Naples 600 and the Milano 750, for homeowners, pubs, and hotels alike.

To find out more, please call our friendly team on 01782 212777 or send us a message and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

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